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the full picture of it is the long distance from around the globe in the book to. the syrian opposition initiate thread talks with the government as rebel forces continue to lose ground without international we've managed to get to the former stronghold which are seen some of the worst of violence in the three years of conflict this is what's left after months so fierce clashes have to months of their resistance and most show up someone's home everything is destroyed everything including our teammates the residents of the studio finally starting to return home and hoping to rebuild their lives absolutely devastated by the simple. iraqi government loses control of a vast. jihadist fighters see several cities in the north. to flee.
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and ukraine's army faces to send within its ranks as dozens of soldiers refuse to take part in a deadly crackdown against me regions in the east of the country. the world news live from moscow it's r.t. international for me rory sushi in the whole crew here welcome to the program peace talks between the syrian government and the opposition could take place as early as this week that comes off of the rebels were forced out of their last stronghold of homs left in tatters by years of war. managed to get inside the city now struggling to return to normal metformin militants who are now exhausted of fighting against their own people. these a new sound the tank over the city of homs the place in the shadow of
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a bomb have to dialogue with the government the rebels not to what they conceded their capital and clashes stopped homs is old town the militants. last stronghold it's from here that they withdrew following the groom and with their sources and this is what's left after months of fierce clashes after months of their resistance and more sc a shop someone's home everything is destroyed everything in ruins but those who were forced to flee and no slowly returning for the first time in years is relatively safe here and people want to be in the place they still class as home her find her i just came back from the market where good thing god does become possible after high ranking military and civil figures accepted the advances from the very people who have been targeting them. desperate is the best word to describe the situation in which the rebels initiated talks the syrian police major
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was among the negotiators just a year ago he was hit by a bullet fired from the rebel side it left him disabled and doctors say he may never fully recover but he still calls for forgiveness. most of them are young people who get influenced by fanatic shakes and islamic clerics who have the extremist ideology that is alien to syrian society they motivated them by money that came from the gulf countries mostly and all this was supported by western and israeli intelligence we need to help our guys who became victims of all this we speak with a major in what's become a kind of rehab center for x. militants around twelve hundred of them were brought to the school after they surrendered university teachers and religious leaders whose families suffered in war now talk to former militants helping them reintegrate. most of them saying they were forced to take up arms all of them deny ever killing anyone but their words
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are impossible to verify. they used to give us lessons to explain to us that the regime is in for us that the regime is attacking muslims and we have to fight them . we visit homes just days after syria's first presidential elections in decades this man tells us he voted for son the person who he was fighting against just weeks ago. syrian reconciliation is assets initiative he wants to rebuild peace and the city of homs or who may have once targeted people in syrian army uniform could soon be wearing it himself as part of the rehab program the twenty two year old could be sent to serve in the country's army and there is no way that i will kill any of my brothers by religion i won't kill my former brothers in arms i do not want to kill or hurt anybody it's. those behind this reconsideration initiative say the important thing is to encourage other militants still resisting and there
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are many of them to lay down their arms and what remains the only district in the city of homes still held by the rebels there fishel say they are not less than three thousand and the army is here nearby and also surrounding the area and they're ready for an operation any moment but the rest of violence there to. in three villages around homes and in some other syrian provinces the situation is similar but it was still a long way to go before peace is returned here but hopes are high today that syria is a cleese tatting down the right track. from homs in syria. or to iraq now where thousands of people are fleeing the second largest city after it fell to islamic extremists on tuesday most schools in the north of the country with a population of almost two million is now under the control of al qaeda linked militants soldiers were quick to drop their guns and abandon their posts the
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radicals are reportedly overrun the local airfield seizing military choppers and several humvee vehicles they've also released many prisoners from the local jails and we spoke to the u.s. congress antiterrorism advisor who says the takeover of more soul at the end of the day is a game changer. this battle is an important one before that dive or the islamic state in iraq and the levant would be engaged in getting a warfare attacking convoys suicide bombing and now if it can control the city and the government and within the next days weeks cannot take it back this is a very serious matter and not only this organisation will seize the resources of the city but will recruit more and will conduct attacks from the city into other areas of iraq so the moment is very dramatic in iraq at this point in time and the international community should have a stand at least if not politically but even more on the ground with the iraqi government at this point in time but also giving advice to the iraqi government this is not the time for sectarian reaction this is
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a time for national unity in iraq. thanks for joining us for the program the city of slovyansk in eastern ukraine the main hub of pro autonomy forces has been utterly devastated by the ongoing assault at least two children have now died from shrapnel wounds during the weeks long shelling residential areas in the city center severely damaged and locals are suffering from water and power outages. it struck in the morning always hit by the blast wave i ran away to call it to. see . it is. shooting but i can't leave i have nowhere to go ukraine's newly elected president petro poroshenko has given orders for humanitarian corridors to be set up to get civilians to safety but the self-proclaimed leaders of the rest of the region say they doubt the government will go through with this plan meanwhile around fifty national guard soldiers who took part in attacks on slovyansk have now refused to fight voicing their anger over the way the operation
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has been run and a growing number of soldiers are laying down their arms as artie's are invested. six weeks on and with more than forty soldiers did he have. military operation continues the army is in a pitched battle with anti-government activists but it's also struggling to keep itself together. etc but now they're sending me to war calling on me to kill people in their own bars and just like me more and more soldiers are refusing to obey orders and despite a kid's full military mobilization in march the quick mint has all but dried up whereas once they used to before drafting officers into guns today there's only one and it's quiet they won't let us inside with the cameras i spoke with a clock and he said there hasn't been any kind of recruitment here for weeks i asked to speak with
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a person in charge but was told that he has taken early retirement. last month then acting president turchynov signed a decree calling on all men aged eighteen to twenty five to enroll those who did not list in jail but this young man is prepared to risk even more he's not only ignored his call up he's now fighting against the very army in which he is meant to serve. and go to draft lesser on the third of march that said i should go to the army i refused i didn't even go to the drafting center i'm not going to fight against my own people we have spirit of ideals patriotism they don't have that they're going to go orders and money but others did on said the call to serve a decision they now have a great maria's son is twenty years old he was drafted a year ago and disserving in western ukraine she's what we thought because he comes from the east he himself will be seen as the enemy of the here pretty or i want him
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home as soon as possible we are missing him we are really missing him. the army use it to lack food and ammunition and a sense of purpose and as the casualty count climbs it will become harder than honda to convince young men and they should put their lives on the line for a cause many don't believe in point to see on t.v. eastern ukraine. did promise a cease fire by the end of this week but so far there's no sign of the fighting in eastern ukraine coming to a stop you can head over to follow a minute by minute updates on the situation. to be in the little. thanks for joining us still to come in the program one oxy international a lucrative military deal on the table for japan and australia the u.s. allies align themselves to offset china's growing influence in the region report
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you ready to join the movement then welcome there. ray of hope or merely a low in what is rapidly turning into the ukrainian civil war claims it has an understanding with moscow designed to deescalate tensions and violence there are a few details known about this understanding can go deliver. this is the international japan and australia are looking to forge a close military alliance with a multi-billion dollar submarine deal with the first major transfer of tokyo's military technology to australia is seen as a step towards perhaps countering china's growing dominance in the region it comes as prime minister pushes for greater japanese involvement in settling international disputes well since coming to power in twenty twelve the japanese prime minister
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has taken moves to change his country's post-war pacifist stance step by step it was an early twenty thirteen for the first time in over a decade japan raised his defense budget this during an island dispute with china and in april of that year tokyo relaxed its self-imposed ban on arms exports saying and he's to expand the domestic defense industry the following month in a televised address the prime minister said article nine of the constitution which outlaws war to settle disputes should be revised and in late twenty thirteen a five year defense plan was adopted including the purchase of drones and fifty s assault vehicles. can now taking a closer look at the regional shifts in military power. after japan together with the nazi germany lost in the second world war it adopted a constitution which says the japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation in the threat or use of force as means of settling
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international disputes to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph lend air forces as well as other war potential will never be maintained throughout these years though japan has maintained armed forces but strictly for the purpose of self defense well japan's current prime minister. wants to rewrite that constitution and expend japan's military power in the region laying out a vision of tokyo as a counterweight to china but without naming any country prime minister be offered japan's help to regional allies quote to ensure security of the seas and skies the japanese government has already relaxed arms export rules in april china is in the center of a number of territorial disputes in south china sea with the philippines vietnam and. the east china sea with japan over same cockle and do all you
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islands the u.s. is very much in broiled in all of this claiming that the disputes demand a larger u.s. military presence in asia pacific sixty percent of the u.s. is fleet is there for us as a large military presence in australia japan and the philippines and guam and the u.s. doesn't mind its ally japan becoming more militarized the united states welcomes japan's efforts to play a more proactive role in contributing to global regional peace and stability including reexamining. which constitution chuck hagel has left out of china for what he called destabilizing unilateral actions asserting its claims in the south china sea china hit back. i personally think the speech by mr hague was full of hate germany full of threats and intimidation china is accusing the us if using the disputes in exacerbating them to gain
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a strategic advantage in the region if you're an invasion is you're looking at this and what you're seeing is is that japan is piling on along with the united states japan may say that its plan is to secure a peace but critics argue any military expansion would lead to more tensions in washington i'm going to check on our team and prime minister has moved to try militarized japan have certainly been met with some very heavy opposition as give you some details here on the program on r.t. international the latest polls conducted by japan's national broadcaster saying that forty one percent of those are against tokyo's plans for a constitutional revision whereas a little more than thirty percent actually support the idea of greater involvement in international affairs or independent journalist james corbett you think there are actually some major financial interests at stake. the r.b.a. government of course would put forward the official answer that this is really about maintaining regional security in the context of growing threats military
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threats around the region i think that's the context in which they're framing this but of course the unofficial answer would have a number of different threads to it the most obvious of which being that there's an economic direct economic benefit japanese weapons manufacturers will be seeing a great boon as a result of this this reinterpretation of the constitution and i think that ties into a government's desire for diplomatic rejuvenation and a desire to play a greater role in the asia pacific region generally but at any rate it certainly plays well with the nationalist base that it has supported ought to be and was largely responsible for putting him into power so we're seeing that the real rise of japanese nationalism which many are now seeing as the beginnings of a wave of increasing japanese militarism and there are those here in japan who are deeply concerned about that as well as some of the international headlines in brief time for the aussie bought up by two other chilean capital of santiago heathrow
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a riot police fired tear gas on thousands of students and teachers from packed the streets demanding education reforms the protesters were fighting back holding rocks at the riot squads thousands were injured arrests were made improving the education system was a key campaign pledge of president michel to march this year. to haiti where security forces fired live rounds at protesters who were voicing anger over the cost of living and government corruption also demanding the president's resignation witnesses say at least three people collapsed amid the to cast as police try to break up the crowds well it's the second mass rally in the capital port au prince and less than a week but. at least one shooter has died in a high school shooting therefore all of the attack with a rifle was found dead at the scene there have been ten. fatal school shootings in america since the beginning of this year. to nigeria now where twenty women have
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been abducted by gunmen thought to be islamist militants this from a remote settlement in the country's northeast women were reportedly ordered into vehicles at gunpoint and driven away it's just the latest in a series of attacks in that country including mass kidnaps slayings and bombings and still the fate of two hundred seventy two schoolgirls abducted two months ago their fate is still unknown. now there is just a day to go before the world's eyes zero in on brazil for the launch of the ground world cup of the country's been getting an awful lot of bad press during the build up and we asked a journalist graham phillips who's in rio janeiro right now how much of the press has been fact. that there's a whole bunch of purposeful kind of a d all of this negativity of this sense of it is kind of along the lines that it's bad it's always li you know we've been extensive coverage of strikes there have been you know. there's been
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a cost overruns of in this world cup is now going to be the most expensive in history is costing eleven and a half billion dollars we do have a strike going on in south pole or mostly rio at the moment we were protests we've got things like the clearer the bell as which is the slum areas that millions of brazilians live in and in the last year we've really seen assault steve escalation it's over the stories that we've been getting up about brazil is not going to be ready for the mood with the survey saying that you know seventy two percent of people are against the wall carpets i have to say that now it starts to belong because the word of the street here is that there was a time to process there was a time to make these valid points ok this money could be no portion elsewhere but there is a feeling now that it's here this is a true once in a lifetime is the first time that the world cup is going to brazil the sixty four years this is right in the first of the world cup is going to south america with thirty six years and this is a football country and now we the western media almost. i don't want to let it go to almost like a dog with the boat because let it go the kind of a do mongering mood in the streets is the look that's passed and really people want
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the opportunity to host a magical a truly you know remarkable a truly outstanding celebration of the international community of world football here in brazil you know let's make the most of this as well as being a sporting extravaganza the world cup has also become a political battleground this between the israelis and palestinians israel's sports minister has been forced to defend her country's highly controversial ban on all palestinians including athletes from traveling aboard abroad i should say scuse me also comes amid calls for israel to be expelled from fee for story at r.t. dot com this hour as is this story a perfect spot for a dip if it wasn't teeming with dorsal fins holiday makers in alabama are advised to stay away from the gulf shores if they don't want to become a shark bait. that footage at r.t. dot com right now. your friend post a photo from
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a vacation you can't. call it different. the boss repeats the same old joke. your ex-girlfriend still paints tear jerking poetry keep. nora's. we post only what really matters. to your face but you speak just in a moment before another installment of artes news team for now though when news reporters can get to the heart of political intrigues it's time to turn to the cartoonists are all over now reporting from germany on the time honored ridicule being poured on lawmakers then you're a crowd. all occasions they've always been good for a giggle on t.v. poking fun as our political elite says carried on a fine tradition stretching back hundreds of years but what goes into making a great political caricature. you can often find that you can exaggerate
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a part of their physical appearance with the policies they stand for the venue's drawing may not look exactly like this object but it will be instantly recognizable as those in the top jobs in europe settle into their new term they too have found themselves the subject of parody meet room or the bath as he leaves his home in the woods and heads off with the intention of doing good in brussels there he ends up working as a lobbyist for a bank alongside rocky the chimp has been often. i was inspired to use the chimpanzee after a test in london to see who could pick the best stock trims or professional traders the teams one i thought if our only option in germany is to listen to angela merkel one of the chimp a chance to. in this tale the nefarious rockey leads broom all into a murky world of behind closed door deals and political intrigue that bears
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a resemblance to what many opposed to lobbyists in brussels stand for. you but those days regime with the e.u. commission is to centralized this people were not elected but they have sway over policies many of which aren't endorsed by people in the commission in turn are swayed by the law but citizens have no voice. all very complicated issues that many in europe can find difficult to fully grasp that's where the cartoon can become a useful tool to fill people in on what's going on with their politics you know not in the mind. you can draw people in this way and get them looking at a real issue we consult with an economist while writing the script to make sure it's correct i see this as a gateway to understanding laughing and learning political satire isn't going anywhere even if some of the lump figures may not be best pleased with the way the cartoonists views them piece or all of the arty. bring you behind the magical
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curtains or not international up next a look at the big news stories including ukraine and syria from behind the scenes of the international news team coming your way. dramas that challenge be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. faces change the world writes never. full picture of today's events. from around the globe. dropped. to fifty. country history of
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yugoslavia formation as a prosperous and peaceful country was consider that so be a success story of market socialism and in many regards it was a moment of develop obama. who was his teacher of democracy and market economy if any republic in yugoslavia wanted for the us a it would have to break away from yugoslavia and declared its independence ok it's not a conspiracy theory it's not my speculation it's not my analysis it's a public. sentiment. and punish it harshly for every slight love some unlearnt the serbs started before the serbs are legal riginal cause of the war they are the complete aggressors and wrongdoers. bomb because. that.
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hello and welcome to the world. this to me today eighteen thousand people including many women and children remain trapped in the young luke palestinian refugee camp in south and damascus it's been cancelled by sea when rebels who more than a year now hundreds of relief parcels have managed to reach the calm for the first time in several months but that's too late for at least eighty five people have died that is the middle of last year from illness and starvation maria took a trip to this rubble and play. it just.
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for a year the cow was besieged and people started literally dying from starvation and this is something we have to cover. we have to go and find out what exactly happened and how dramatic it is just so it's middle east man like you have to be very very careful with what you say because like one wrong word could harm. you know someone and at the same time. pool your image as like as a professional journalist you are here to clarify things not the way to to to mix things up you know so you have to be very careful you could be like for like for that. i'm not exaggerating ok by the way the guys are waiting. we're going to go colonel sami is from syrian army because we were. to go to palestinian campaign
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damascus yarmouk camp and we are in touch with the palestinian side. is patrolled by the army as well so we think we don't have the mission from the army between just want to tell them guys go there with palestinians anyway so maybe even to join us do you have his number called in the media could you please check that it allo. allo get osama is that. money and money as when it. was used in the old couple quite a bit i'm a nominal value. you know who or what vocal impulse i made of this one you wish you would if. you had a mock with a godless students in midtown. because that annoying little white sinister book took me to pummel certainly years and what's as we're going to trust me with you guys i would also need to start a new project which i had to live for and.